Tres Cocos II

We’re once more to the place where bold elkhorn coral branches and multi-colored urchins cluster, Tres Cocos.


The turtle grass gently sways against ankles and wrists as we dive, with practice and care, about the reef after the marine life we’ve come to know well by sight and name. Though we must leave the sweeping waves, we retain the peace of the sea.


Day VI

  1. sergeant major, Abudefduf saxatilis
  2. flamingo tongue, Cyphoma gibbosum
  3. turtle grass, Thalassia testudinum
  4. batwing coral crab, Carpilius corallinus
  5. common sea fan, Gorgonia ventalina
  6. flat-top bristle brush, Penicillus Pyriformus
  7. bicolor damselfish, Stegastes partitus
  8. Caribbean reef squid, Sepioteuthis sepioidea
  9. slippery dick (terminal), Halichoeres bivittatus
  10. common lionfish, Pterois volitans
  11. orangespotted filefish, Cantherhines pullus
  12. slippery dick (juvenile), Halichoeres bivittatus
  13. Creole wrasse, Clepticus furcifer
  14. coney, Cephalopholis fulva
  15. elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata





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A West Indian Sea Egg (Tripneustes ventricosus) and a long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum).
A terminal phase slippery dick in the turtle grass of Tres Cocos.
Elkhorn coral at Tres Cocos.